What is a rose without its fragrance? Just another flower – with thorns! – perhaps. I cannot think of a rose separated from its distinctive scent. That was why, when I had the chance to have a little flower garden and to indulge my dream of having a rose garden (still a dream!), scent was a big consideration in my choice.
I think that there are about 16 rose plants in the garden, all in varying degree of health. I humor myself by blaming our heavy clay soil for the roses’ poor performance. While all of the roses are beautiful, some of them simply stand out because they have a head turning fragrance. Here are five of the most fragrant roses in our garden:
5. Oklahoma Rose
4. Tamora Rose
3. Peace Roses
I cannot decide between the next two, so I declare it a tie –
2-1. Velvet Fragrance
I can assure you, that all of the roses, especially Velvet Fragrance and Frederic Mistral, will stand a smell test anywhere. Their sweet perfume will stand out anywhere. As for the yellow rose above, it is Golden Celebration. It is milder than the five mentioned above but is very especial for being yellow. 🙂